Bachelor, Yale College, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1986.
Professor English Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, since 1985. Chair English department Brandeis University, 1998—2001.
(A study of Generosity and the Limits of Authority: Shakes...)
Speaker and writer Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Boston Globe, Massachusetts. Member of Modern Language Association.
Married Laura Quinney, September 6, 1987. Children: Daniel, Julian.